2 weeks ‘Indonesian suicide bomber test case for anti-terror law’ Manilatimes
SEN. Panfilo Lacson said a suspected Indonesian suicide bomber who was recently arrested in Sulu looms as a potential test case for the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 — particularly its provision penalizing “inchoate offenses.” The senator on Tuesday said inchoate offenses were “preparatory acts that are deemed criminal even without the actual harm being done, provided that the harm that would have occurred is one the law tries to prevent, such as terrorism.” The chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security pointed out that one of the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Law is the penalizing of inchoate offenses. “This ... more